Hollywood: it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. But boy is it glamorous! Particularly in its heyday, Hollywood was the epitome of culture and class; we continue to remember and revere stars like Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, and Marilyn Monroe.
These coffee table books compile stories and photos from the industry as well as anecdotes from photographers and crew members. Whether you're into set design, costuming, or celebrities, there's something on this list that's sure to fascinate you.
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This book includes photos of old Hollywood stars, from Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo to Clark Gable and Grace Kelly.
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This book explores Hollywood before production codes were instituted.
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This book documents the physical city of Hollywood, providing artistic views of the famous sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and Chateau Marmont.
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Spanning from the early days of Hollywood to the 1960s, this book offers interviews and histories of the Golden Age of film.